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Tonight! Ornament Jam • December 12th, 2018

  • TONIGHT! 9pm to midnight at Akbar, It’s CraftNight! Dec 5th, 2018
  • Project: HOLIDAY GRAB BAG! 
  • $3 donation, please! 
  • SparkleBlob’s Holiday Show opened last weekend, for this weekend, we have a some seats available for DECEMBER 15th and 16th, all other shows SOLD OUT!!! Get yer tickets NOW!!! (see below this post) 

Well if it isn’t time for an Ornament Jam, I don’t know what is! Come on over and make an ornament for the tree, for a friend, for a loved one, for yourself! We’ll have the regular sparkles and puffs, as well as joyful merriment and plenty of cocktails to warm you up! Painting? YES! Jems? YES! Hanging ’em up and admiring them? YES YES YES!!! 

If holiday stress and weirdness starts to cramp your style, just remember that in the end, your heart will outlast the ripples of your thought. The glorious sediment of who you are is always settled and sleeping beneath all the agitation of everyday irritants and mundane to-do lists. You ARE the ornament on the tree just like you’re the fizz in the drink! 

In the midst of the seasonal brambles, don’t forget to give to yourself the gift of you, and when you’re ready: pass it on! 

It’s togetherness, the sound of your voice, listening to someone, holding hands, memories, reaching out, a postcard, a phone call, a meal, truth and soul… these are what we all need for each other this December and always. 

See you at the Craft Table, 

Craft Captain JP


UPCOMING CRAFTNIGHTS: 19th (Crafte Faire!) then CraftNight goes on hiatus and will be back on January 9th, 2019!  


SparkleBlob’s Holiday Show has ONE Weekend Left!

Written, directed and starring your Craft Captain, featuring a live band and a fantastic cast, with puppets and props we’ve built ourselves: please some see our show! 

>>>Learn More and get your Tickets HERE! 


Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire

December 19th • Akbar • 9pm – Midnight • Homemade goods by local artists for sale, crafting, drinking, merriment!  >>>RSVP on the Official Event Page! 


Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Xmas Eve EVE!

December 23rd at Akbar! Prizes! Booze! Winning! 50 Cents a Card, CHEAP!!!! 7:30pm to 10:30pm Get the Nitty Gritty >>>HERE! 


 

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Tonight! Holiday Grab Bag • December 5th, 2018

  • TONIGHT! 9pm to midnight at Akbar, It’s CraftNight! Dec 5th, 2018
  • Project: HOLIDAY GRAB BAG! 
  • $3 donation, please! • $5 Drink Specials! 
  • SparkleBlob’s Holiday Show opens THIS SATURDAY!!! (more info belowww) 

Tonight we’ll have CraftNight Lieutenant, Lucy, at the helm, helping you with crafts for this rainy day evening!

I’ve carefully selected seasonal favorites from our CraftNight vaults, and you may pick and choose from the menagerie of delights!

If holiday craziness has you running amuck, then come in, have a cocktail and ENJOY making a gift for a treasured loved one. You COULD spend $25 on some trinket that may or may not fill their heart with rapture, but it’s always a crapshoot, isn’t it?  

There’s just something about a hand hewn love token that let’s someone know you really care about them, because you used your MIND and your HANDS thinking about them the whole time. And I mean… you could also just make a lil’ something for yourself, since it’s fun, and why the heck not? It’ll be a warm and cozy setup in Akbar’s rumpus room, arrive and unwind! 

See you at the Craft Table, 

Craft Captain JP


UPCOMING CRAFTNIGHTS: December12th (ornament jam), 19th (Crafte Faire!) then CraftNight goes on hiatus and will be back on January 9th, 2019!  


SparkleBlob’s Holiday Show is Almost HERE! 

Written, directed and starring your Craft Captain, featuring a live band and a fantastic cast, with puppets and props we’ve built ourselves: please some see our show! 

>>>Learn More and get your Tickets HERE! 


Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire

December 19th • Akbar • 9pm – Midnight • Homemade goods by local artists for sale, crafting, drinking, merriment!  >>>RSVP on the Official Event Page! 


Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Xmas Eve EVE!

December 23rd at Akbar! Prizes! Booze! Winning! 50 Cents a Card, CHEAP!!!! 7:30pm to 10:30pm Get the Nitty Gritty >>>HERE! 


 

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Tonight! Pasta Menorahs • November 28th, 2018

  • TONIGHT! 9pm to midnight at Akbar, It’s CraftNight! Nov 28th, 2018
  • Project: PASTA MENORAHS! 
  • $3 donation, please! • $5 Drink Specials! 
  • SparkleBlob’s Holiday Show is HAPPENING (more info belowww) 

We can’t have you standing there just holding candles in your HANDS like a dork for Hanukkah, can we? One needs a proper menorah for such things. I mean, we’re not animals. To make sure you’re not creating any seasonal faux pas for the festival of lights, I give you, PASTA MENORAHS!

That’s right, featuring the finest in macaroni and lasagna products, fashion for yourself a candelabrum suitable for holding eight Hanukkah candles, plus the shamash (the extra ninth one in the middle you use to light the other candles). And if you’re not celebrating Hanukkah, you’ll still have an awesome candle holder you can use for any occasion made of pasta!

Make your pasta menorah, then dress it up with paint, glitter glue, gems, stuff I have layin’ around, you know, the crafty bits! And then, commmencing on December 2nd, you’ll be ready to light candles, eat fried food, gamble (dreidel), go to parties, and create a bit of light in the darkness of winter. 

It’s gonna rain tonight, but nothing’s keeping me from hosting a lovely evening of gluing lasagna noodles to rigatoni pieces! Come on over, we’ll warm you up with a lil’ rainy day cocktail. 

See you at the Craft Table, 

Craft Captain JP


UPCOMING CRAFTNIGHTS: December 5th, 12th, 19th (Crafte Faire!) then CraftNight goes on hiatus and will be back on January 9th, 2019!  


SparkleBlob’s Holiday Show is Almost HERE! 

Written, directed and starring your Craft Captain, featuring a live band and a fantastic cast, with puppets and props we’ve built ourselves: please some see our show! 

>>>Learn More and get your Tickets HERE! 


JP sings a song with the Atwater Ukulele Club!

More Info >>>HERE! 

Come have sausages, beer, drinks and wonderful music with Jason Myers and the Atwater Ukulele Club! I’ll be singin’ a song sometime in the evening!

 

Loteria with Your Craft Captain Dec 4th at The Mermaid Bar!

That’s right, in the heart of Little Tokyo, I’ll be hosting the Loteria and giving prizes to winners, come on in and give it a whirl! >>>More Info 

Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire

December 19th • Akbar • 9pm – Midnight • Homemade goods by local artists for sale, crafting, drinking, merriment!  >>>RSVP on the Official Event Page! 


Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Xmas Eve EVE!

December 23rd at Akbar! Prizes! Booze! Winning! 50 Cents a Card, CHEAP!!!! 7:30pm to 10:30pm Get the Nitty Gritty >>>HERE! 


 

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NOV 21st, 2018— NO CRAFTS TONIGHT! Instead, have PIE at Akbar! CraftNight will continue next week with a Pasta Menorah Craft just in time for Hanukkah!

Akbar’s back in the kitchen for our tenth annual Pie with hostesses FELONY DODGER & SARAH PROBLEM who will be on hand selling delicious pies either whole or by the slice. Arrive early for prime selection.
8PM until CLOSING

FREE!!!

Serving tasty beats and treats all night long: CHRIS BOWEN • MATEO SEGADE • MIKE ETC • SINDRI

MENU: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan, Pecan Cheesecake

Once again this year PIE is hosting a food drive. Feel free to bring a can of food (fruits, veggies, broth, etc…), cake, pancake or flour mix, boxes of stuffing or mashed potatoes, etc… to donate to those in need and receive $1 off your pie purchase.

HOSTS: BLAKE JACOBS, STEPHAN HORBELT, MICHAEL NICOLO

Front Room Maitre d’:
CHRIS BOWEN (Bears in Space)

 

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Autumnal Leaf Wreath • November 7th, 2018

TONITE! CRAFTNIGHT! >> WED • Nov 7th, 2018 • Akbar • 9pm to midnight!
Craft Project: Autumnal Leaf Wreath

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special: At the Heart of Cocktails 
*********$3 suggested donation, please!

Staring the eleventh month in the face and marveling at time’s swift clock hands, tickin’ and tockin. Elections happened, things are changing, even if all the things we wanted didn’t happen, one MUST acknowledge that there is change on the horizon, some of it simply incredible. 

I’ve got leaf wreaths this week, and they are, like usual, as easy or as hard as you want them to be, their complexity is completely up to you, dear Crafter. There will be baubles and bits to glue to this lively wreath, you can use them to help make your project look more 3-D, should you so desire. 

It’s a new moon tonight, no reflected light in the sky from our old round friend, just darkness. 

It starts picking up steam though, and eventually we’ll see what’s known as the full “Beaver” or “Frost” moon. OKAY GET YOUR BEAVER JOKES IN NOW, THAT’S RIGHT, SNICKER SNICKER GUFFAW EUPHAMISM YAHHH BEAVER HAHAHAHAHAHAHA BEAVER MOON WOOOOO YUCK YUCKITY YUCK. Okay got it out of your system? Are you thinking about a furry beaver with a silky waterproof coat? I hope so. 

Centuries ago, in the olden times, if you wanted to stay warm by trapping and ensuring a supply of warm winter furs for winter, you could bank on the business of beavers in November. Beavers begin building their winter dams in November, when cooler temperatures prevail, and this is also why we call November’s moon the “Frost” moon. In colder climates, stuff starts to freeze over, making lil’ ice crystals. 

We’re not new agey… but if we were… we’d perhaps offer a meditation.

Beavers are badasses because they build their homes, and they PREPARE. Ever hear the FIVE Ps? “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” I’m pretty sure that’s the mantra of the average beaver. You will NEVER catch a beaver not making their house on time, because if they rest on their laurels, the water freezes up, and blammo, house-building FAIL, no dam, no survival. Thus, be like a beaver, prepare yourself for the winter, for quiet reflection, for having enough snacks and journaling time, and hot tea and books and shows and assessment of how you spent your 2018. And THEN… hone in on your ideas, let ’em crystalize like frost! Solidify and designate ideas you want to explore when winter starts, care for these ideas, and see if you can whittle them into action.

And there you go, one moon, two names, two paths of inspiration… and meanwhile a leaf wreath craft for you to have for your very own.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


NOVEMBER IS HERE 

November 14th – TISSUE PAPER PIE CRAFT + BONUS PIE MAGNET!!! >>> In honor of Akbar’s PIE that will commence the following Wednesday, we’re making pumpkin pie-inspired crafts, the fatter to make you, because these days we all need a little more lovin.


SUNDAY NOV 18th @AKBAR • 7:30pm >>>> Boys, Girls, Balls, Prizes, a Cornucopia of terrible puns, delicious cocktails, and sumptuous prizes for yourself and your life! >>> 50 cents a game, come on and play why dontcha? Bet Yer Bottom Bingo November


NO CRAFTS NOVEMBER 21st! >>> CraftNight takes a break while Akbar brings you it’s annual PIE!!! Come on over and shake your bootie on mashed potato eve! >>>> INFO HERE 

 

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